enlarging the antenna

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  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    There are sometimes when im connected via wifi but due to the long distance from the router there is no adequate signal. From the same distance i have no issue with my macbook. I suppose that the problem is the small antenna on the iPhone compared with the one on the macbook.
    Is there a way to enlarge the antenna on the iPhone so i can solve such issues?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It can very well be different hardware that is in play as well.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    For little cost you can buy a WiFi extender. I used to not recommend these devices but they have improved. My house is 5500 sf and I installed two of these extenders and they give my full bars WIFi all the way out to the dock.
     
  4. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The wifi I need to get I contact with is not mine but a remote neighbor's
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Does your neighbor know?
     
  6. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like the neighbor needs a new password......
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    My neighbor had been using mine for years until I had Comcast come in and install the XFinity. I did not find out until another neighbor talked to him and he complained about having to pay for his own service.
     
  8. HEK Suspended

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    I would send him retroactive bill for part of your wifi you paid for him. That would be such a welcome April 1st letter
     
  9. zoran, Apr 1, 2017
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    zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Of course he knows, I've talked about this issue with him and he agrees to give me access. The reason is because its just not worth signing a yearly contract for internet access and use it for 1-2weeks maximum.
     

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